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  1. Its the next big trip. Anyone that hasn't been or has been. try and get to Kingston, I heard a rumour that the godfather of kite buggy will be gracing us with his presence. Kingston is located 6 hours west of Melbourne and 3 hours from Adelaide. Great beaches. the beach from Kingston to goolwa is approx 150klm. When it is dry, there is a gypsum dry lake just out of town. the main week is the week leading up to and including Australia Day. but most are heading from the 13th Jan onwards. 2 weeks of buggy and kiting fun. see you there ?
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    Let me know how much it sells for I’d be keen to offload a few of mine. good luck with the sale.
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    Here is a few I prepared earlier.. how much do you want for yours @Tj ha ? please post up a price when selling:)
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    @Angus Johnstone I wonder if you are into American version ?
  5. Nice one mate. Portable and lightweight. @Chook would be proud of your ingenuity.
  6. A few years back we had Trevor from Canberra come and have a buggy on the field. the kites are inside the local horse track. And there is a massive area for any kind of kites. I will see you there. Look for the yobbo with the mullet. PS al the fields are bright yellow at the moment. Making a surrea backdrop for any kites. hope to see you there Matt. It’s been a while
  7. Or else Martin at GT Race would probably be able to fab one for you ? with the garden fork, remove the two centre tangs. And onto the outer two, weld a couple of washers. justa thought while in the office with the plumbing.
  8. How good are you with a welder ? A garden fork with a few mods could work. Strap it across the axle. I know what you mean about the rope. I had our expert splicer mr Rob lukin make me up a shame line. the GT is lovely also to sit in and hand paddle:)
  9. I fly with fixed bridle kites. That is with two handles. Each controlling two lines. Front and brakes. the ozone explore and most (all?) fly surfers are flown with a bar control method. it depends what you want to fly really. Or can already fly ? I admit I tried to fly a depower (bar) fllysurfer sonic. I bought it an thought you beaut. How hard could it be.. well I could not get my head around it. 30 of years of two and four line power kites just trained me the wrong way. I could launch and land the sucker for sure, but my brain wouldn’t let me fly it. I couldn’t get past the ‘it’s not got four lines’ I passed it to a friend who instantly tamed it and pegged 70+ kph. TLDR handles versus bar.. I think most kites these days will be bar only ? Not sure of anyone but flexifoil selling fixed bridle kites anymore. another mate fly bar kites and nothing else. whatever you fly. Just send it! and yes I am keen to head to a beach. Time to ignite the old crew ?
  10. I can be dragged out for a run if you twist the arm better do it sooner than later while we still afford the juice
  11. I wish you the very best Trevor. I’m glad to have met you and buggies together.. Most of Adelaide buggy pilots are in blokarts now. So not a lot of us around any more All the best mate. Hope to catch up again one day. best regards. Dougie
  12. Bill can you please post photos. Your location and a price asking.
  13. Hi kite, peter Lynn reactor is still available.. they show as ‘instock’ https://www.buggykiteshop.com/kite/peter-lynn-reactor-ii.html flexifoil are also remaking the blade.
  14. Exactly that. That is a ‘delta’ they fly pretty well if balanced and are quite stable. and if he doesn’t like it, it looks good on the wall. just beware that the line might not be tied onto the end of the handle. So when you let it all out you buy another kite
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    Gday Wesley. howsit going mate ?
  16. Hi PJMC. What style of kite are you looking for ? I am assuming you are just starting out. Plan A, Single line kites are perfect to test the water. and the best ones are kites that you make yourself . especially for the young bloke, he will cherish it a lot more if he has put the time into making it I am sure others will jump on with suggestion, but first grab yourself a book, 'The Penguin book of kites' https://www.abebooks.com/9780140041170/Penguin-Book-Kites-Original-Pelham-0140041176/plp you will grab a second hand copy for about $5. Plan B, Buy a kite. now plan b is the tricky one ... What kite do you buy ? A Single line kite is what we start with, then what we end up flying as we age, eh @.Joel they are fun, you hold on to them and they are pretty. A dual line kite. (stunt kite) they are just plain fun.... and if you go down this route, buy something small but robust !!! you are going to plow that thing into the ground just a few times.... Prism Jazz is a great kite. its good good construction. flies in a wide range of winds, takes a beating (fibreglass frame) not carbon fibre.. A quad line kite.. four lines goes up down left right backwards forwards..... just a gateway kite to the next bit A power kite. four lines (generally) pulls like a truck, aids in propelling a buggy. A single line kite. this is where we all end up eventually. Good luck my friend. reply back with your location, and we can hook you up with someone near you. you and the little bloke will have a ball.
  17. Nice kite, and remember folks, you don’t see a smudge when it’s flying :) good luck with the sale
  18. Hi @Lily william you know the irony is the DDR2 memory now would be more expensive now than it was back then :) trying to source new DDR2 for servers is pretty tricky welcome to Extremekites.
  19. It Has been a long time with no kites. time to get a few hours in the air this weekend. Cya There,,,
  20. The Annual Christmas fly for Victorian Flash Mob Kite Flyers Spring Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172, Australia 12 noon till late Winds 10 knots from the SE at 2pm Sunny @29 all sorts of kites and people. come get your buzz on..
  21. @Angus Johnstone I do not know if you can make it, but try. sorry for short notice. On Sunday 13th at Spring road, Dingley Village ViC 3172. staring at 12pm set the GPS for 241-259 Spring Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172 park the car and look east. there will be sausages and kites for the Christmas 'Victorian Flash Mob Flyers' there is Mostly single and dual line stuff. but members have been known to have a good buggy here also.,
  22. Fantastic event you guys, great to see some Vapor love thanks for posting.
  23. Gday Mate, The vertical spars should be on the rear of the kite. a steady wind is much easier to learn. you will find that you will need to be quite gentle on the control, with much smaller movement than a foil. The rev responds best to small precise movements, and that will come with practice. I hope we can get to have a fly again soon. Always keep it in the car, they do make a great carpark kite. stick with it,
  24. @Tiger37do not delay. Buy this. that’s my advice. (Or I will) maye, this will be great for stowing in the car and having a sunset fly. You will take to it instantly, having progressed already with 4 lines. this is a great kite at a great price And to @AdrianB, welcome to the forum mate hope you have a good stay. freetings from Melbourne
  25. Well done @Angus Johnstone I used to own a 6 metre Quadrifoil. it was a very nice kite for its age. I hope you get some airtime with it during the lockdown 2 hour exercise period Keep your eyes out in the EVENTS section here in normal times this is the season to buggy. We get down to Sandy point often (in normal times) there are still a few buggies laying around the place, hopefully one comes up that suits your needs. Welcome to extremekites. you will find a wealth of knowledge within. regards. Dougie..
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